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What is "Chöd"?

What is “Chöd”?

The following is respectfully quoted from “Compassionate Action” by Chatral Rinpoche:

Chöd means “cut” and is a practice for destroying ego-clinging by offering your body, cut into pieces and converted into pure nectar, as sustenance for the enlightened ones, the hungry ghosts, demons, and other sentient beings. It is traditionally practiced at charnel grounds and cemeteries.

 

 

Astrology for 6/28/2016

6/28/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Venture forth and you’ll be pushed back; change tactics completely and you’re on the move again. Scattered behavior is a problem today; so many items require your attention that it’s hard to know what to do and when. The urge to dream opposes the need to work, the wish to […]

No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

As a part of Ngondro, we have to accomplish 100,000 repetitions of a short version of the Bodhisattva Vow,  the Bodhicitta mantra. Do you think to yourself, “Well what’s the goal here?  See, I’m trying to be compassionate. […]

Astrology for 6/27/2016

6/27/2016 Monday by Norma

You’re able to make a quick decision that moves things forward so take prompt action and avoid emotional waffling. Regarding health issues the urge to stick with home remedies is fine, unless your condition can’t be treated at home. Brenda Ueland said, “You can argue with a theologian or a […]

A Heart that Yearns - Part VII

This is the final excerpt from a teaching on Compassion by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo.

I have listened to some of the teachings on Buddhist cosmology, and heard the prophecy that there will be a time when there is no Buddha in this world – no teaching, no help, and no light. When things will be so dark […]

Stupas: Wish Fulfilling Jewels

The following is a slideshow of images of KPC Stupas. To learn more about these Sacred Structures join us at KPC Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 for a retreat weekend with Tulku Sang Ngag Rinpoche on the Power of Stupas:

What’s the Point?

Actually these teachings on the Four Noble Truths are the lessons that we are trying to implement here in this temple.  One of the goals that I have personally invested a great deal in is to try to create in this temple an opportunity for sentient beings to invest their effort, their kindness, their resources […]

KPC Participates in “Clergy Without Borders”

The “Clergy Without Borders” bus rolled up to the Unitarian Universality Church in Rockville at 4:20pm on Sunday – just about on schedule – for a rally in Montgomery County.  Clergy Without Borders” is an interfaith effort that acknowledges diversity and seeks to raise consciousness of peace and unity in Maryland.  A bus of 12 […]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior – YouTube Video

HH Karma Kuchen at KPC 2009: Stabilizing the Dharma in the West – Video

The following is a video excerpt from a teaching offered by His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, 12th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage, at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland:

His Holiness will be visiting KPC once again on August 4th to confer special Long Life Empowerments of Amitabha and Amitayus. For more details or to register for […]

Ahkön Norbu Lhamo

The following is respectfully quoted from “Reborn in the West” by Vicki Mackenzie:

After Penor Rinpoche had left, the group dwelt on all that had happened and what he had said. Dutifully they began looking for a property, and sure enough, they found a beautiful place which would suit their purposes perfectly. It had white pillars […]

Help Save This Sacred Space: YouTube Video Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following is a YouTube video extracted from a teaching given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay today at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

 

 

See KPC’s website for more information and how you can HELP!

Dharma in Degenerate Times: YouTube Video by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following YouTube teaching was recorded live at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland:

Ven. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Arrives at KPC

The following is a video of comments made by Ven. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche during his visit to Kunzang Palyul Choling. You can tune into a live webcast of his teaching this evening here: